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Whipps Cross Hospital from the 2010s to today

In 2012 Whipps Cross University Hospital NHS Trust, Newham University Hospital NHS Trust, and Barts and The London NHS Trust all merged to form a new trust; Barts Health NHS Trust.

With the other Trust hospitals, Whipps Cross was at the forefront of the response to the Covid pandemic in East London; now, as services recover, the hospital remains in need of redevelopment, to provide facilities fit to deliver modern healthcare into the future.


The Future Whipps project builds on many years of planning for the redevelopment of the hospital. Planning permission has been granted for the new hospital, and demolition work of disused buildings on the hospital site began in 2021. The hospital is currently awaiting the release of funds by central government to move forward with the project.


An A&E fit for the London Olympics

Major refurbishment of the accident and emergency department at Whipps Cross was completed ahead of the London 2012 Olympics, for which Whipps Cross was one of the local hospitals.

Barts Health NHS Trust

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Another centenary!

2017 marked 100 years since the hospital took the name Whipps Cross, following the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to the War Hospital, formerly West Ham Union Infirmary. A plaque celebrating this milestone was unveiled by the Duchess of York, and is now displayed in the hospital's main corridor alongside the plaque commemorating the 1917 royal visit

Barts Health NHS Trust

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The challenge of Covid

As well as treating hundreds of patients with Covid during the pandemic, Whipps Cross continued to deliver emergency care, and once vaccines were available, set up a vaccination centre that delivered over 15,000 vaccine doses.

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